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An Anti‐Fascist Alliance, 1934–42

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter looks at the most successful effort to build an alliance of the kind described in the previous chapter: the anti-fascist alliance built by Jawaharlal Nehru and parts of the Labour left, ... More


The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru are both prominent Indian men in their own right. Motilal is known as a widely successful civil lawyer and a popular political figure, while Jawaharlal made his ... More


Gandhi and Jawaharlal

B. R. Nanda

in Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195645866
eISBN:
9780199081363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195645866.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were at odds during the crisis in the Congress leadership in 1936. However, this was not the first time that the two men had differed. They clashed in 1922 over ... More


Boundary: Nehru, Ghosh, and the Enchantment of Lines

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter explicitly treats geopolitical and fictional drawings of the boundary line—a fundamental yet strangely ephemeral component of the territorial nation-state. It first examines the debates ... More


Discovering and Inventing India: Jawaharlal Nehru

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Nehru formulated his ideas on Indian civilization in The Discovery of India. The civilizational unity of India is a major theme in this work. He tried to reconcile different approaches to India’s ... More


The Rulers

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The myth of the Chakravartin fuelled the ambitions of several rulers in India to build a large empire over the Indian subcontinent. In the long history of governance in India, three outstanding ... More


The Hindu Code Bill in the Political Sphere

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Alongside the communicative processes in the public sphere, the Hindu Code Bill entered the legislative domain in a significant way in 1948. The fifth chapter reviews the nature of the debate that ... More


Nehru and Bose

B. R. Nanda

in Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195645866
eISBN:
9780199081363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195645866.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Next to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Bose were the most charismatic figures among India’s nationalist leaders in the inter-war years. They seemed to have many similarities. Both came ... More


Putting the Diaspora in Its Place: From Colonial Transnationalism to Postcolonial Nationalism

Latha Varadarajan

in The Domestic Abroad: Diasporas in International Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199733910
eISBN:
9780199866205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733910.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is the first of three chapters explaining the production of the Indian domestic abroad. At the moment of independence in 1947, the postcolonial Indian state very deliberately adopted a ... More


‘Thy Flag Will Be Laid in the Dust’: The Nehrus in Prison

Mushirul Hasan

in Roads to Freedom: Prisoners in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199458837
eISBN:
9780199087020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458837.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the imprisonment of Jawaharlal Nehru and other members of his family during the colonial period. It considers the composite identity of the Nehrus through their experiences in ... More


‘Gandhi and Balraj’: From Dominion Status to Complete Independence

Kama Maclean

in A Revolutionary History of Interwar India: Violence, Image, Voice and Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190217150
eISBN:
9780190247447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217150.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that the escalation of the Congress demand from Dominion Status to Complete Independence at the end of 1929 was greatly influenced by the politics of the HSRA. It shows the close ... More


Nehru and the British

B. R. Nanda

in Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195645866
eISBN:
9780199081363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195645866.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Winston Churchill described Jawaharlal Nehru in 1937 as a ‘Communist, revolutionary, most capable and most implacable of the enemies of the British connection with India’. Ironically, what the ... More


The Akali–Congress Compromise: (1955–6)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0021
Subject:
History, Indian History

Authorized by a convention of all Sikh parties, Master Tara Singh, with four other Sikh leaders, met Jawaharlal Nehru on 24 October 1955. Maulana Azad and G.B. Pant were also present. The talks were ... More


Nehru and Religion

B. R. Nanda

in Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195645866
eISBN:
9780199081363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195645866.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Jawaharlal Nehru was very vocal about his views on religion. In his presidential address to the Lahore Congress in 1929, Nehru admitted that although he was born a Hindu, he does not know how far he ... More


Jawaharlal Nehru and the Partition of India

B. R. Nanda

in Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195645866
eISBN:
9780199081363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195645866.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

During the twelve years prior to the Partition of India, Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the foremost leaders of the Indian National Congress and wielded considerable influence over the politics of the ... More


When Stone Walls Cry: The Nehrus in Prison

Mushirul Hasan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466894
eISBN:
9780199087396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466894.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Millions in India have long been obsessed with the vicissitudes of the Nehru–Gandhi family’s fate. Inextricably linked to the ups and downs of their lives was the future of the nation itself. It was ... More


India, the Crisis, and the Non-Aligned Nations

Sarvepalli Gopal

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter relates that Jawaharlal Nehru of India met Nasser in Yugoslavia shortly before the latter's nationalization of the Suez Canal Company. Nehru did not have a high regard for Nasser's ... More


Cinema as Public Fantasy

Priya Joshi (ed.)

in Bollywood's India: A Public Fantasy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169615
eISBN:
9780231539074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169615.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the particular public fantasies embedded in Hindi cinema. Public fantasies are tools for managing desire—either to conceal, reveal, revise, or renew them—sometimes, all at the ... More


The hero's story: the male leader's autobiography and the syntax of postcolonial nationalism

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Narratives give form to and legitimate the process of post-colonial and national coming-into-being. In nationalist movements in India and Africa, leaders' tales operate as inaugural symbolic texts ... More


Nehru and Non-Alignment

B. R. Nanda

in Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195645866
eISBN:
9780199081363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195645866.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

India’s foreign policy could have taken a different course if someone other than Jawaharlal Nehru was at the helm in the early years of Indian independence. In his first broadcast on the All India ... More


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